• AppDynamics Engineer

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Information Services
  • Overview

    First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients’ needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business. We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.


    The AppDynamics Engineer is responsible for the solution design, configuration, oversight, review, implementation and support for the AppDynamics Platform.   As an engineer you will upgrade the software, maintain runbooks, deploy updated solutions, and configure settings in the environment.  You will provide on call production support on a rotational basis. You will create requests tickets for other infrastructure teams who create and support the Hardware for the environment.


    • Provide operational support for AppDynamics deployments and production incident response
    • Leverage infrastructure automation tools to eliminate manual effort, and to detect and resolve potential problems before they degrade using AppDynamics platform
    • Develop anticipated operational processes, practice exception handling as part of go-live integration processes
    • Periodically, review known issue list on AppDynamics Support Portal, modify the manual based on experience
    • Integrate AppDynamics platform monitoring with corporate standard tool to make it easier for the operations support staff; train them in using the tools and alerts; practice exception handling
    • Provide the diagnostics info to AppDynamics Support through the portal for expeditious recovery – configuration profile, monitoring details and current state
    • Define AppDynamics Infrastructure Upgrade policy and frequency

    Critical features of this job are described under the items above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


    • 2+ years of experience with AppDynamics or similar application level monitoring applications.
    • Hands-on Java and/or .Net Development
    • IT Operations and Application Support
    • Application and systems performance management, measurement and analysis. Exposure to another monitoring tool is a bonus
    • Deployment and configuration of complex enterprise software
    • Solid understanding of Operating Systems (Linux/Windows)
    • Experience with J2EE/LAMP/Microsoft stack
    • Experience with deployment methodologies (chef, puppet) Ability to customize RPMs, knowledge of Windows management tools.
    • Strong knowledge of networking protocols and basic troubleshooting tools.
    • Strong understanding of built in O/S monitoring and performance tools.
    • Must understand the OSI stack
    • Must understand the interrelationships between the various infrastructure layers O/S, Disk, Network, NAS, SAN.
    • Working with a wide variety of platforms and application stacks. Ability to understand new application frameworks in new environments quickly
    • Knowledge of UNIX shell scripting is a plus.
    • Knowledeg of Splunk is a plus.
    • Self-directed: works independently and is able to fulfill job requirements with minimal supervision.
    • Requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, work in a team environment, follow written policies and procedures, and maintain superior customer service at all times.
    • Assists Operations Control management increase departmental effectiveness by identifying opportunities for improvement and suggesting superior alternatives.
    • Trains other staff in new technologies, methods or process, when required.
    • Applies deductive reasoning in decision making.
    • Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to independently solve complex technical issues.
    • Team player.
    • Furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values.



    • The ability to learn and comprehend basic instructions; understand the meanings of words and respond effectively; and perform basic arithmetic accurately and quickly.
    • Vision must be sufficient to read data reports, manuals and computer screens.
    • Hearing must be sufficient to understand a conversation at a normal volume, including telephone calls and in person.
    • Speech must be coherent to clearly convey or exchange information, including the giving and receiving of assignments and/or directions.
    • Position involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
    • Must be able to travel in a limited capacity.


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